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Explore the world with International Education Week

U students, staff and faculty represent cultures from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the diversity of our community and learn more about the world without leaving campus.

International Education Week—Nov. 15-22, 2019—celebrates the benefits of international education and cultural exchanges worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for varying global environments and attract future leaders from abroad to learning experiences in the U.S.

Here are our top five reasons to participate in the U’s International Education Week

Meet new people and expand your network

International Education Week is chock-full of opportunities to meet people from parts of campus you may not typically roam. Say “hello,” “bonjour,” “hola,” “salaam” or “nǐ hǎo” and make a new friend! Meet alumni and professionals who are working globally. Learn about their careers and how to get yours started.

Experience global locally

U students, staff and faculty represent cultures from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the diversity of our community and learn more about the world without leaving campus.

Investigate global opportunities

There are many ways to get a global education through the U. Opportunities range from Learning Abroad to faculty-led research trips to spending a semester on our campus in Asia. Attend International Education Week events to learn how to expand your academic experience.

Learn new dance moves

International Education Week is all about fun and what’s more fun than dancing? Especially when it’s to K-Pop! Attend a free class or register your team to compete.


Need we say more!?

Week events:

Global Public Health programs in Ghana, Peru and the Himalayas
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 |
6 p.m
Division of Public Health, 375 Chipeta Way, Suite A

Summer 2020 Faculty-led Info Session. According to the World Health Organization, new diseases are emerging at an unprecedented rate, often with the ability to cross borders rapidly and spread. The knowledge, understanding and respect gained from working alongside people of different traditions and beliefs are transforming values in both cultures.

A Global Lens: Learning Abroad Photography Exhibition
Nov. 14, 2019-Jan. 2, 2020 | Open hours
Marriott Library, Level 1 Exhibition Case

See the world through a global lens. This exhibition features student photos from abroad that showcase other cultures, student experiences, community engagement and research.

International Night
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 | 6-8:30 p.m.
Union Ballroom

Kick off the week with a celebration of the U’s diverse international student community. Performances, fashion show, cultural showcase, prizes and much more.

K-Pop Dance Fest
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 | 11:30 a.m

Union East Ballroom

Local K-Pop group X-Moment will teach a free dance class at 11:30 a.m. No experience necessary. Dance teams will compete at 12:30 p.m. Registration required to compete.

Free dance class: 11:30 a.m.
Competition: 12:30 p.m.

Cuba: Complexity, Community and Change
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 | 12 p.m. 
Union Building Bennion Center

Examine the complex intersection of the past and present in relation to current political, economic, social and environmental changes in Cuba.

Networking & Nachos
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 | 12-2 p.m.
Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building lobby

Socialize and meet with Student Success Advocates and academic advisors from World Languages and International & Area Studies. Free nacho bar.

Going Global Career Panel
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, Room 109

Hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!

Eccles Global Club Speaker
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 | 2-3 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Room 7180

Speaker: Dean McGovern, executive director of the Bennion Center

Becoming a Global Citizen
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 | 12-1 p.m.

Gardner Commons, Room 2018

Learn from local leaders how to become a civically engaged global citizen who contributes to diverse communities around the world.

Going Abroad as an Engineering Student
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 | 5-6 p.m.

Warnock Engineering Building, Room 1230

Learn how engineering students can navigate both International Study and Internships abroad. Our student panel is here to share their experiences and answer your questions.